Dianne Balfour (1993) A Positive Response to "the Inevitable Bond" was not Inevitable
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Psycoloquy 4(54): A Positive Response to "the Inevitable Bond" was not Inevitable
A POSITIVE RESPONSE TO "THE INEVITABLE BOND" WAS NOT INEVITABLE
Reply to Bekoff, Shapiro, Faulkes, Innis, Zentall on Human-Animal-Bond
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The consistently positive tone of the reviews is pleasing
but surprising. Many of our contributors took professional risks in
providing the information that appears in The Inevitable Bond.
Bekoff notes in his review, the topic of TIB is one about which
many scientists would rather think than talk. It appeared that
thinking about these issues was itself not a comfortable mode for
some colleagues. We believed the time for reenacting the emperor's
new clothes was past. It was for this reason that we wrote The
Inevitable Bond: to stimulate discussion and promote further
research. The responses of our colleagues in PSYCOLOQUY suggest
that our perception was not unique.
Human-animal bond, human-animal interactions,
relationships, scientist-animal interactions, animal psychology,
behavioral research, attachment, human-nonhuman relationships,
behavioral arousal, rhesus monkeys, pongid pedagogy, ape
cognition, automated avoidance, pseudohabitutation.
- Bekoff, M. (1993) Should scientists bond with the animals they use? Why not? PSYCOLOQUY 4(37) human-animal bond.2.
- Davis, H. (1993) Precis of "The Inevitable Bond" (Davis & Balfour 1992) PSYCOLOQUY 4(12) human-animal-bond.1
- Davis, H. and Balfour, D. (1992) (Eds.) The Inevitable Bond. New York: Cambridge University Press.
- Faulkes, Zen (1993) Who watches the watchmen? Our animals and ourselves. PSYCOLOQUY 4(41) human-animal bond.5
- Innis, Nancy K. (1993) Why Bond? PSYCOLOQUY 4(41) human-animal bond.5
- Shapiro, Kenneth (1993) Scientist-Animal Bond: Better late than never. PSYCOLOQUY 4(38) human-animal bond.3
- Zentall, Thomas R. (1993) Experimenter-subject interaction: a fresh approach. PSYCOLOQUY 4(48) human-animal bond.6